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Heart Healthy Recipes, Issue #005 – Featuring Cool Summer Soup, Salad to improve blood pressure
August 09, 2017
Thank you for subscribing to Heart Healthy Recipes' Newsletter. Featured in this newsletter is a refreshing summer soup, a healthy blood-pressure lowering salad and a hearty breakfast granola snack.
Cool Summer Citrus SoupThe cucumbers, being rich in potassium, magnesium and fiber in this heart-healthy soup assist in regulating blood pressure.
Recipe Ingredients:2 cucumbers
1 garlic clove
½ cup soaked almonds, skins removed
½ cup freshly-squeezed orange juice
2 tablespoons grape seed oil
¼ cup freshly-chopped basil
sea salt, to taste (optional)
Recipe Instructions:Slice cucumbers lengthwise and remove seeds. Coarsely chop cucumber and place in high-speed blender (or food processor) with garlic, almonds, and orange juice. Blend until smooth. Add grape seed oil, basil, and sea salt to blender. Pulse until blended. Serve immediately or chill in fridge before serving.
Optional garnish: Add basil leaves on top of individual servings.
Makes 4 Servings.
Crunchy Broccoli and Carrot Salad with Ginger DressingHelp lower your blood pressure by enjoying this heart healthy salad.
Broccoli and Carrot Salad Ingredients:1 head of broccoli, cut into small florets, stalks removed
2 carrots, grated
1 scallion, finely sliced
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves, divided
2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds, divided
Soy-Free Ginger Dressing Ingredients:2 fresh garlic cloves, minced
½ teaspoon onion powder
1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
½ cup avocado oil
½ cup coconut aminos (soy sauce replacement)*
Recipe Instructions:In large serving bowl combine broccoli, grated carrots, sliced scallion, cilantro and sliced almonds – set bowl aside. Next, for soy-free ginger dressing combine garlic, onion powder, ginger, avocado oil and coconut aminos*. Drizzle dressing over salad and serve.
Makes approximately 4 servings.
*coconut aminos can be purchased online at: amazon.com or Trader Joes
Breakfast Granola CrumbleFast, simple heart-healthy granola breakfast or anytime snack.
Great for summer-time camping too!
Recipe Ingredients:½ cup dry oatmeal
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ cup almonds or walnuts
2 tablespoons coconut oil
½ cup fruit
Recipe Instructions:Mix oatmeal, cinnamon, almonds (or walnuts), coconut oil and fruit in serving dish.
Makes 1 Serving.
Heart Healthy News:Health and stress: A new study by the University of Sydney early this year confirms the importance of fruits and vegetables. The study confirmed that those who ate moderate amounts of fruits and vegetables were less likely to experience psychological stress compared to those who ate less. Those who ate five to seven servings of fruit and vegetables per day had a 14 percent lower risk of stress than those who consumed up to four servings.
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